"Oo-de-lally, the jackpot."
One of our most exciting Year of the Sainted Brewers releases! We brewed up a batch of single-malt Scotch ale using Scots Bere Barley grown by Palouse Heritage and malted by Palouse Pint. For special additions we foraged wild pine pitch, spruce boughs, and birch twigs. After fermentation it was aged in a Dry Fly Distilling whiskey barrel for 8 months. The finished beer is an 8% abv springtime morning walk in the forest. "Oo-de-lally! Golly what a day!"
This beer commemorates St Urban of Langres and kicks off our series "Cad Goddeu," beers that contain tree and forest ingredients. More on this later.
St Urban of Langres is the patron saint of coopers (barrel makers) and alcoholics... mostly as pertaining to wine, but it applies to beer, too, so we are going for it.
He taught that while merriment and imbibing are fine, drunkenness is a dark road... and we happen to agree.